The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 821 824 844
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +20
Permanent jobs citing MOS 66 49 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.046% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 62 43 46
Average salary £29,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.93% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £24,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -42.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30846 28630 33892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.93% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24022 23340 28574
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 62 £29,000 -7.93% 8
South East -10 18 £27,500 +3.77% 2
London -23 17 £37,500 +2.73% 1
East Midlands - 16 £27,500 - 2
Northamptonshire - 15 £27,500 - 2
Northampton - 12 £29,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 9 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 9 £27,500 - 1
Surrey - 9 £23,500 - 1
Reigate - 6 £23,250 -
North West -13 5 £29,000 -
Manchester - 5 £29,000 -
East of England -28 4 £29,000 +20.83%
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £29,000 -9.37%
Cambridge -1 3 £29,000 -9.37%
City of London -9 3 £35,500 -2.06% 1
West Yorkshire -30 2 £30,000 +20.00%
Leeds -31 2 £30,000 +20.00%
Yorkshire -39 2 £30,000 +20.00%
Scotland - 2 £24,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £24,000 -
Harlow - 1 £19,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £19,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £35,000 -
Kent - 1 £60,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 69 (56.56%) ITIL
2 63 (51.64%) MS Office
3 58 (47.54%) Windows
4 51 (41.80%) Law
5 50 (40.98%) MS Excel
5 50 (40.98%) Microsoft
6 40 (32.79%) SLA
7 38 (31.15%) Windows 7
8 33 (27.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (27.05%) MCP
9 29 (23.77%) MCSA
10 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
11 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
12 24 (19.67%) Apple
12 24 (19.67%) Crystal Reports
13 21 (17.21%) Service Delivery
13 21 (17.21%) MCSE
14 20 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (15.57%) Service Desk Management
15 19 (15.57%) DHCP
16 18 (14.75%) Legal
16 18 (14.75%) Telecoms
17 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
17 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
18 16 (13.11%) HND
19 15 (12.30%) ITIL V3
20 14 (11.48%) F5
20 14 (11.48%) UNIX
20 14 (11.48%) Linux
20 14 (11.48%) SharePoint

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.84%) Lync
4 9 (7.38%) WorkSite
5 7 (5.74%) Moodle
6 6 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.82%) SAS
9 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 63 (51.64%) MS Office
2 50 (40.98%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.28%) MS Project
4 4 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.46%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.49%) TCP/IP
2 19 (15.57%) DHCP
3 12 (9.84%) Firewall
3 12 (9.84%) Ethernet
4 11 (9.02%) DNS
5 10 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (8.20%) FWSM
6 9 (7.38%) LAN
6 9 (7.38%) WAN
6 9 (7.38%) Internet
7 8 (6.56%) VoIP
7 8 (6.56%) ADSL
8 7 (5.74%) VPN
9 4 (3.28%) Broadband
9 4 (3.28%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.28%) NAS
9 4 (3.28%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.46%) SAN
11 2 (1.64%) BGP
11 2 (1.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (8.20%) MySQL
3 4 (3.28%) EDRMS
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.28%) FrontPage
General
1 51 (41.80%) Law
2 18 (14.75%) Legal
2 18 (14.75%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.56%) Finance
4 5 (4.10%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Front Office
4 5 (4.10%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.82%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (45.08%) Analyst
2 39 (31.97%) Support Analyst
3 29 (23.77%) Trainer
4 25 (20.49%) Team Leader
5 22 (18.03%) IT Trainer
5 22 (18.03%) Service Analyst
5 22 (18.03%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 22 (18.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (13.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 16 (13.11%) Desktop Support
6 16 (13.11%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) OSS Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Legal Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) OSS Support Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.10%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.02%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (9.02%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.56%) Firmware
4 4 (3.28%) CMDB
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) Life Science
5 3 (2.46%) CCTV
5 3 (2.46%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.64%) AS400
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) NHS
6 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.64%) iPhone
6 2 (1.64%) iPad
6 2 (1.64%) Statistics
7 1 (0.82%) Kindle
7 1 (0.82%) DTV
7 1 (0.82%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.54%) Windows
2 38 (31.15%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
4 14 (11.48%) UNIX
4 14 (11.48%) Linux
5 6 (4.92%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (56.56%) ITIL
2 21 (17.21%) Service Delivery
3 19 (15.57%) Service Desk Management
4 15 (12.30%) ITIL V3
5 10 (8.20%) Service Management
6 9 (7.38%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.74%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.10%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.10%) Migration
10 4 (3.28%) CRM
10 4 (3.28%) Software Deployment
10 4 (3.28%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.28%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.28%) Document Management
11 3 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.46%) Configuration Management
12 2 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (1.64%) ITSM
12 2 (1.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.20%) SQL
2 9 (7.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.38%) C
3 6 (4.92%) Perl
3 6 (4.92%) Korn
4 4 (3.28%) VBA
5 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (27.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (27.05%) MCP
2 29 (23.77%) MCSA
3 21 (17.21%) MCSE
4 16 (13.11%) HND
5 10 (8.20%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (8.20%) CCNA
5 10 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (7.38%) MCT
6 9 (7.38%) ECDL
7 6 (4.92%) Degree
8 5 (4.10%) OCA
8 5 (4.10%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (4.10%) A+ Certification
8 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.46%) MCDST
9 3 (2.46%) MCTS
9 3 (2.46%) MCSD
10 2 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (32.79%) SLA
2 11 (9.02%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.28%) QA
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 24 (19.67%) Apple
3 14 (11.48%) F5
4 13 (10.66%) Oracle
4 13 (10.66%) HP
4 13 (10.66%) Cisco
4 13 (10.66%) Remedy
5 12 (9.84%) Sophos
5 12 (9.84%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.20%) BMC
6 10 (8.20%) Citrix
6 10 (8.20%) Juniper
6 10 (8.20%) SolarWinds
7 7 (5.74%) Barracuda Networks
7 7 (5.74%) Adobe
7 7 (5.74%) BT
8 5 (4.10%) Reuters
9 4 (3.28%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.28%) Huawei
10 3 (2.46%) SAP
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